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Tony Hillerman writes an autobiography, both serious and humourous. He finds himself unfit for the college studies he has chosen and enlists in the Army to fight in Europe during the Second World War. He plays many parts in life; encluding soldier, newspaper journalist, editor, University
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Professor and finally as a novelist. His self-story is as interesting and sometimes more interesting than the fiction that he writes. His portrayals of his fellow soldiers, journalists, professors and novelists are so accurate that they come alive in the book. He gives a brief background of all of his books that he wrote and where he found his characters.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Germany Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   Some in color 1-5 How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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